Topic outline

  • General


    BigBlueButton is a web-based audioconferencing tool that allows for real-time discussions. Features include:

    • Breakout rooms for small group discussion
    • Chat messaging
    • Video
    • Application sharing and desktop sharing
    • Presentation control with markup tools for visuals
    • Recorded sessions for convenient play back


    No log-in or password is required for BigBlueButton. Simply select the BigBlueButton Task link provided in your course. You will be automatically directed to your meeting.

    To take part in BigBlueButton conferences, you will need a headset or speakers and a microphone. The first time that you connect,  you will need to run through some set-up routines that will run automatically from the server. Make sure you have the lastest version of Java installed on your computer (free download available here:

    Should you require support, please contact the GPRC Distance Education Support Line at 1-877-832-7667 or